Last night was the finale of the 2016 Euro Football Cup but before we all go back to our normal lives, let’s meet the man of the hour and the reason why most French supporters are waking up with a very bad hangover on this Monday morning.

The game was at 0-0, until a Portuguese player opened the score in the 109th minute with a strike that no one really saw coming. Least of all Lloris.

If you did’t quite believe that, here it is again.


Meet Éder, the 28 year-old who plays as a forward for Lille OSC, a French club (the irony).

Here is what there is to know about the man who earned Portugal its first international tournament title.


Meet Éderzito António Macedo Lopes

Yes, that is his full name.

Portugal’s forward Eder celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France, on July 10, 2016 © MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
He was born in Guinea-Bissau

And moved to Portugal as a child. He eventually decided to represent Portugal in his international career.

SC Braga’s forward Ederzito Lopes “Eder” takes part during a training session in Braga, northern Portugal, on September 18, 2012 on the eve of their UEFA Champions league group H football match against CFR 1907 Cluj © MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/GettyImages
He was in only three games as a substitute

Éder spent most of Euro 2016 on the bench. Looks like everyone is reevaluating him now.

Last night’s goal was his second international goal

The first one was during a friendly game against Italy in June 2015.

Portugal’s forward Eder (C-R) raises the Euro 2016 football championship trophy next to Portugal’s forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo as players leave the team’s base camp in Marcoussis © FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images
It is believed he and CR7 (Cristiano Ronaldo) share a cosmic bond

After his heroic moment, Eder confided that Ronaldo had predicted his goal. A bromance was born last night.

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and Portugal’s forward Eder take a selfie after the team’s 1-0 win in the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France, on July 10, 2016. © MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images